Forced Marriage Campaign, Day ten

Regional Training

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Domestic violence victims are disappearing from homeless statistics

Just 1,390 people are counted as homeless because of domestic violence, but government figures tell only half the story

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that 14,780 households in the UK were accepted by local authorities as being statutorily homeless between January and March 2016, an increase of 9% on the previous year:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/533099/Statutory_Homelessness_and_Prevention_and_Relief_Statistical_Release_January_to_March_2016.pdf

This is defined as a household that is unintentionally homeless and in a priority need category (such as having dependent children). But the government’s statistics only tell half of the story. We know very little about the people who are not accepted as homeless, and even less about those who are never even assessed.

At Centrepoint’s youth homelessness databank, they are increasingly worried about the people who go unnoticed. Since April, they have been recording why young people are contacting them for help in relieving their homelessness. The stories they hear make for sorry listening: the vast majority of those who call them looking for help because of domestic violence have already sought help from their local council but have been turned away.

For more on this story visit the Guardian website:

https://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2016/jul/27/domestic-violence-victims-homelessness-centrepoint

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Forced Marriage Campaign, Day nine

Number of countries

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Forced Marriage Campaign, Day five

Forced Marriage Protection Orders

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Rise in domestic abuse offenders handed tagging punishments

The number of offenders electronically tagged after being convicted of domestic abuse has soared over the last five years, according to new figures.

Statistics revealed in a Scottish Parliament written answer show there were 44 people sentenced to a restriction of liberty order for domestic abuse in 2010-11, rising to 110 in 2014-15.

The Scottish Government said the rise could reflect an increase in the number of cases reaching the courts due to a stronger emphasis on tackling domestic abuse by police and prosecutors.

For more on this story, follow the link: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14638868.Rise_in_domestic_abuse_offenders_handed_tagging_punishments/

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Forced Marriage Campaign, Day eight

Number of Countries V2

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Forced Marriage Campaign, Day seven

Number of cases in 2015

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Forced Marriage Campaign, Day six

Number of Cases in 2015 V2

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Forced Marriage Campaign, Day five

Forced Marriage Protection Orders

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Forced Marriage Campaign, Day four

Forced Marriage Protection Orders V2

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